We all think about our weight, and have our unique concerns. The specialists in diet, nutrition and weight management at Valley Health understand that and we will tailor an approach that is right for you. Your weight may be normal and you want to maintain it, or slightly elevated and shedding a few pounds is a good idea. Perhaps exercise is needed to add muscle mass to increase your energy level and enable you to enjoy life to the fullest. We can also help you with serious weight loss.
|Valley Health offers a number of options to assist you including:
• Bariatric Program
• Diabetes Management
• Nutrition Therapy
• Wellness & Fitness
We will develop a program that is right for you, and it starts right here with our Healthy Weight Assistant! Use the assistant to determine your BMI, and then answer four easy questions. Based on your input, the Healthy Weight Assistant will recommend who to contact to help you achieve your goals.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports more than two of three American adults is overweight and nearly one in three is obese or morbidly obese. Excessive weight contributes to the onset of a number of health problems including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, coronary artery disease, orthopedic injuries and others. It can also make existing health issues more challenging to live with and treat.
If you have a body mass index of 30 to 39, you meet the criteria for obesity. Morbid obesity begins at a body mass index of 40. The management of obesity involves medical and possibly surgical interventions. Medical weight management combines diet, exercise and behavior therapy and if indicated, medicines.